Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway : A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless, #2) by Meli Raine

A Harmless Little Ruse
by Meli Raine

Release Date:
November 18th, 2016


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She has no idea what she’s doing. Loose cannons never hit their targets.

And they take out plenty of collateral damage.

Four years ago Lindsay experienced the unspeakable right before me, and I couldn’t stop them.

But that’s all changed now.

When her father, Senator Bosworth, contacted me to ask — demand — that I protect her, it was a second chance. A shot at redemption.

An opportunity to right an unspeakable wrong.

Controlling Lindsay as she seeks her revenge on the monsters who hurt her won’t be hard.

Containing my own out-of-control feelings for Lindsay and keeping up this ruse of cold-blooded distance will be.

Even harder than admitting to her what really happened that night four years ago.

It turns out I don’t have to, though.

Someone else did it for me.

And I’ll make sure they regret it.

* * *

A Harmless Little Ruse is the second book in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine, and is entirely from Drew’s perspective.* * *

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A Harmless Little Game Synopsis:

Four years ago I lost my virginity on live, streaming television. 

Too bad I wasn’t awake for it. 

The video went viral. Of course it would. A Senator’s daughter on camera? Wouldn’t you click “share”? Besides, that’s what three of the four guys in the video did. 


They shared me. 

But that fourth guy? The nondescript one in the background in the upper left corner of the screen, just sitting on the couch? The only one who did nothing? 

Not one single thing. 

That was my boyfriend, Drew. 

And that was the last time I saw him. 

Until today, when my father—now on a path to the White House—hired him as head of security for my new team as I return home after four years of “recovering” in an undisclosed location that involved white lab coats, needles, pills and damage control. 

You see, the other three guys never went to jail. 

Never had charges pressed. 

Never faced consequences. 

Until today. 

Game on. 

* * * A Harmless Little Game is the first in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.* * *

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Review of Book #1 (A Harmless Little Game):

This is my first time reading a book by Meli Raine. When I read the blurb, I was intrigued. I'm always trying to jumble my genres and romantic suspense is one genre I don't read enough of. I knew when I first started this book that it was going to be a heartbreaking read. 

Lindsay's world is numb. Four years ago, her life got destroyed by people who she thought were her friends. The biggest heartbreak? Seeing her boyfriend, Drew, do nothing about it. Four years later, Lindsay comes back home at a crucial moment in her dad's political career. He has big plans and Lindsay's scandal has no place in them. She's back in her home, but everything has exchanged. The only thing that hasn't changed? Her attraction to Drew and the love she still feels for him. Lindsay is turned about her feelings. How can she still feel something for a man that let others destroy her? As days go by, Lindsay is more determined than ever to get her revenge. The last thing she expected? Having Drew on her side. He's about to turn her world upside down once again.

This was an interesting first installment to the Harmless series. Don't expect hearts and flowers in this installment. Lindsay's story is heartbreaking and will make you wish you could jump into the book to bring her comfort. Things are very tense between Lindsay and the rest of the characters in this book. Everybody is lying to her. I felt that she was alone for a very long time. Her healing journey at home is nothing like she expected. 

Drew was a surprise to me. The more I read, the more his real intentions came to life. I was mad at him for a long time. I could not understand why he did not stop that horrible night from happening. As the story develops, all the pieces of an intricate puzzle start falling into place. Drew was hired to protect Lindsay and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

Many characters are involved in this story. I can't wait to see what happens next. Secrets are about to be exposed and things will never be the same for Lindsay and Drew. This romantic suspense series is off to an amazing start!


I give, A Harmless Little Game, by Meli Raine, 4 intense, suspenseful, thrilling stars!

Review of Book #2 (A Harmless Little Ruse):

This was such a great sequel! I love reading a book from a male POV. This book is entirely in Drew's POV and I could not have asked for more!! So many answers to my questions have been answered in this book. The revelations in this second installment of the Harmless Series are out of this world crazy!!

Lindsay and Drew's connection grows stronger than ever in this book. Revenge is around the corner and these two will do whatever it takes to deliver it. There is literally too many secrets that are revealed and twists thrown our way to actually recap this second book. I don't want to give anything away. What I will say is that Lindsay and Drew are two warriors. As days go by, they are making new memories to replace the horrible events that occurred four years ago.

This series is a roller coaster ride of emotions! I was left speechless by Drew's revelations. Things are about to get extremely complicated. You never know what is going to happen next. I'm trying really hard to figure out who the mole is in this story. I keep on changing my mind every five minutes. It's driving me crazy!! I can't wait to read the conclusion to this thrilling series by Meli Raine.


I give, A Harmless Little Ruse, by Meli Raine, 4.5 passionate, edge of your seat, revelations filled stars!


About the Author:

Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. 

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family. 

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